The Ultimate Career Accelerator (UCA) delves into the techniques and strategies for progressing in your career. The work environment is chock-a- block full of moving parts and the competing motivations of individuals. Knowing how and where you fit into this environment is vital so that you can manoeuvre into a position where you can add the most value to your employer while remaining intrinsically motivated.
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24 Live Interactive Lessons
12 Weeks Long
24 hours +
The Thursday webinars are very interactive and are heavily influenced by students attending live. As long as you’re a member, you will be registered for practical sessions indefinitely, so you can log in anywhere in the world to practice and see what we are up to now.
Business Strategy Semester
Week 1: Time Management
Allowing your emails or any other distraction to dictate the structure of your day is dangerous. You are moving from one distraction to the next without any prioritising initiative. To control your career path, you must have a strategy. To implement your strategy, you must manage your time effectively. During this week, we will discover what the most productive people in the world do and how they do it.
Week 2: Project Management
A business grows by creating options for projects, selecting the right ones and successfully executing them. As you progress in your career you will deal with projects that are planned and the inevitable problems that will arise. This week we will look at some of these different options for firstly understanding a project, the strategy for deciding on the options and then the technique for choosing the best fit solution.
Week 3: Brainstorming & Making Decisions
Executing a project is one thing, choosing the actual project is another. What will you base your decision on? Will it be on the projects ability to create revenue or to increase morale? Every decision has to be fed through a bespoke formula where the variables are decided upon beforehand. Once you feed the information into the formula there should be a ‘Yes – pursue it’ or a ‘No – abandon it’ result. In this lesson we will look at how to build your decision making matrix.
Week 4: Understanding Accounts for Non-Financial Managers
Once you get beyond a certain point in your career the ability to understand financial statements and projections is vital. These documents allow you to make sense of the overall strength of the company. We will uncover the meaning of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement.
Positive Profile Semester
Week 1: Raising Your Profile
How do you begin to position yourself to get noticed by higher management? This week we are going to cover off the ways that you can draw attention to yourself in a positive way and leverage that acknowledgment to accelerate your career to the next level.
Week 2: Broadening Your Skillset
You will learn the best skills for you to conquer to complement your existing skill set and how these skills will enable you to progress in your career. According to the Harvard Business Review the generalists get better job offers than the specialists. We delve into why this is and how you can begin to broaden your skillset to make yourself stand out from the crowd when it comes to promotions or new employment opportunities.
Week 3: Conducting Interviews
We look at how to conduct ourselves as an interviewer. We consider the questions to ask so that you can understand the person behind the professional persona that most people adopt for interviews. Creating an environment that allows the interviewee to relax enough to show their true personality is hugely important so that you are giving yourself every opportunity to make the correct decision.
Week 4: Emotional Intelligence
Your emotional intelligence is your ability to understand yourself and others both professionally and personally. According to American psychologist Daniel Goleman there are five elements that define emotional intelligence. Understanding and implementing these elements will make you more successful in your professional life.
Building Relationships Semester
Week 1: Understanding Company Culture and Where You Fit In
When you are a part of a company you are both influencing and influenced by the culture. This week we will unveil how culture is a combination of shared assumptions, values and beliefs, which govern how people carry out their duties in an organization. A culture has a strong influence on you and will dictate how you perform in your role.
Week 2: Leadership & People Management
To be a leader requires convincing people to follow. Not understanding this is a major disadvantage. You may be looking to move into a position where you will be responsible for managing other people. All the best systems and processes in the world do not mean anything, unless you can get the people in charge of executing these systems and processes to follow your leadership.
Week 3: Building Working Relationships
Understanding the dynamic between you and your work colleagues is hugely beneficial. Keep in mind that the people you work with are generally not the people that you choose to spend your time with. We cover how to generate a positive environment around you and your team to allow impactful results to prosper.
Week 4: Communication & Conflict Resolution
To effectively manage both the people reporting to you and the people you report to requires an understanding of the nuances of communication. Being an effective communicator involves the ability to skillfully resolve conflict through de-escalation techniques that we will cover in this week. If you want to understand the different communication styles and how to be more concise in your communication, this is the week for you.
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